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Budget Committee Letter
A Baptist association is a voluntary cooperative effort where a number of distinct and autonomous congregations agree to share resources, personnel, facilities, and finances to accomplish some special tasks that cannot be effectively realized at the local church level. It is a more localized expression of the same spirit that has been at work in the SBC Cooperative Program and Southern Baptist life since the 1800s. The driving force behind this cooperation is always the Great Commission and Christ's charge to His church to be His witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Spread the word! On Saturday, October 25, young people from all around the county will gather at Flint Hill Baptist Church (at the intersection of Dickerson Mill and Flint Hill roads) for an afternoon of fun and food. At 1:00 p.m. we will begin with some games, and while playing we'll visit with some guest athletes from Virginia Tech as they share with us. We'll also have area musicians, a special presentation by one of our youth groups, and some great tasting chili to warm us up on a fall afternoon. Following the meal the drama team "Re:Creations" from Bluefield, West Virginia, will help us discover the "Drama of the Word".
Sign up your youth group, friends from school, out-of-town visitors, and other warm bodies between the ages of 12 and 19 to be a part of our Fall Festival. Please call the Association office by October 20 with your final head count so we can have enough food for everyone.
We are grateful to Marc and Cari Jantomaso for their constant and faithful ministry at River Rock in Forest. Attendance averages between forty and fifty each Sunday, and the weekday men's ministry has been a wonderful success as Marc has had the opportunity to witness to and mentor a number of young men. Thanks, too, to the several churches that have helped in special ways.
Messengers should get their registration cards from church clerks or pastors before the meeting. Please fill in name before arriving—it saves time for everyone. Visitors will register on arrival.
Cost of the meal is $5.00 per person. Checks should be payable to Beaverdam Baptist Church.
During the Memorial Service, each pastor or a church representative will give the names of members who have died during the past year. (These will be in the Book of Reports.)
Messengers need to prepare in advance to nominate someone during the meeting to serve on the Nominating Committtee.
November 1 Mike Grooms (Rainbow Forest)
November 3 Gilbert Profitt (Retired)
November 21 Judy Edwards (Bedford)
November 25 Meda Hicks (Retired, SBA) November 28 Elmer Sellers (Retired)
Friday, November 7,
(Bring a bag lunch and drink for a half-hour break on Saturday.)
Janice Monroe from Lynchburg will conduct the workshop. For more information and to register, call Winnie Agee, 540-586-3555, or the Association office. If you prefer, e-mail Winnie at email@example.com or the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. So that we have time to order workbooks, please register by October 20. We need more workers, but attending the workshop does not commit you to this ministry.
The Virginia Baptist Male Chorale will be in concert at Bonsack Baptist Church in Botetourt on Monday, October 6, 7 p.m.
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet,
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission: Beaverdam/Diamond Hill will provide devotionals at Oakwood Manor in October, November, and December. Timber Ridge will host the October birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Pecks will host it in November.
Thursday, October 16, 2003,
10 a.m. (Covered dish lunch)
Mount Olivet Baptist Church
Gail and Neil Alford will be sharing about
Baptist Women's World Day of Prayer
Women on Mission Getaway
Esther Burroughs is the keynote speaker, and her husband, Bob, is leading the music. The theme: Imagine...A Fresh Wind in My Sails.
If you can attend only one day, registration is $8.15. .
Congratulations to Bryon and Annie LePere (Big Island) on the birth of a daughter, Mary, on August 14. Nathan is the proud older brother.
Under the Lordship of Christ, to equip, support, and involve our family of churches in meeting the spiritual and physical needs of a changing community and world.
To see an online copy of our 2004 proposed budget, please click here.
Monday, October 27, 2003
Sessions at 4:00 and 6:30 p.m.,
(Evening meal at 5:30)
Beaverdam Baptist Church
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." - Acts 2:1-2 NIV
Featuring the drama team
Beaverdam is looking for a volunteer Praise and Worship guitarist to perform 3-4 Sundays a month during Sunday morning worship services. The guitarist will need to be able to read a little music and play very well by ear. For more information please call KaDe at 297-3989.
An Associational Service of Worship
Each church is invited to bring 2 musical groups to share in a service of worship celebrating the gifts of music God has given us. Please send the names of the persons/groups and the names of the musical selections and composers to Judy Edwards, 1516 Oakwood Street, Bedford, VA 24523, no later than noon on Monday, October 6.
You are Invited to Attend a Conducting Workshop Monday, October 20, 2003, 7:30 p.m., Bedford Baptist (Please enter the building on the upper level.)
Instruction in: Choral conducting, instrumental conducting, and how to's on conducting children's choirs. Please invite persons who lead music in your church to come with you.
November 11 Philip Day (Interim/Mountain View/2 yr.)
November 28 Joe & Willodene Prince (Retired)
Thursday, November 13, 2003, at Noon
Hosted by Glocal Missions and Evangelism Team and Woman's Missionary Union of Virginia
Cost: $16 per person
Make check payable to Virginia Baptist Mission Board
Mail to VBMB, P. O. Box 8568, Richmond, VA 23226
Attention: Linda Terry
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